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The wishes of ForeFlight users eager to use Jeppesen departure, arrival and approach plates have come true. The partnership between ForeFlight and the famed navigation data publisher was announced in early May, but access to the instrument plates only became available to ForeFlight users Wednesday. The upgrade to Jeppesen charts covering the continental U.S. plus Hawaii is $199 per year, not including the base cost of a ForeFlight subscription. Read More
Garmin 'Webinar July 18th - Exciting New 
Product Announcement'
The first Pilatus PC-24 destined for customer use crossed a major milestone on Wednesday when the wings and fuselage were “married” and the airframe was lowered onto its landing gear at the Pilatus headquarters in Stans, Switzerland. The PC-24 will be Pilatus’ first foray into jet aircraft. The Swiss manufacturer has been touting the ability of the new 17,000-pound twin-jet, equipped with a cargo door, to fly in and out of short, unpaved runways—places most operators are loathe to take their current jets—with large or awkwardly shaped cargo. Read More
Continental 'Factory new CM Magnetos at 
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This year’s edition of EAA AirVenture returns to Oshkosh, Wisconsin, in just over a week, promising a diverse and unique experience celebrating everything that flies, from hot-air balloons to classic warbirds to spaceships. A first at the show this year will be the appearance of the Blue Origin commercial space company, with its New Shepard rocket and a 1:1 mockup of its astronaut crew capsule. Also returning to the show in force, after several years’ absence, will be Scaled Composites. Read More
Can wi-fi make you a smarter pilot?
Bob Withrow, VP of Engineering at Scaled Composites, in Mojave, California, says the company will have a major presence at EAA AirVenture this month, and they're hiring. Read More
PS Engineering 'Your alternative to Garmin
A 57-year old tourist from New Zealand was killed earlier this week when she was knocked off her feet and into a retaining wall while watching jets depart from the St. Maarten Airport. Even if the name is unfamiliar, most pilots are familiar with pictures of baby-blue KLM 747s flying low over the heads of tourists on a narrow white sand beach. The proximity to landing and departing aircraft has made the narrow stretch of Maho Beach a global tourist attraction, but one not entirely free of risk. Read More
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When an A320 at SFO executes a go-around, isn't that just business as usual? Maybe, but maybe not. Read More
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Gear-up landings aren't an everyday event, but they're hardly rare, either. In today's video, Paul Bertorelli examines why they happen, what the outcomes are and how you can avoid one if you fly a retrac. Putting the wheels down is a big help... Read More
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What a great trip. A bunch of Taylorcraft owners go together for a 3200 mile trip through the West and Mark Bowden shot this at Marble Canyon (L41). Nice picture, Mark and it looks like a great time. Read More
Heard recently on the CTAF frequency at Arlington Municipal Airport (KAWO) in Washington ... Cessna 123: “Departing 34, straight out to the west.” ... Eric Taylor Read More

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